This week my wreckommendation is for a band I’ve recently become a fan of. I saw Battlecross open up for Hate Eternal and Goatwhore and they won me over and they were just fun, entertaining and overall a good time. That didn’t stop there because I kept listening to them and their newest album called “Pursuit of Honor“. They are a melodic thrash metal band featuring a vocalist who has a good range and uses primarily harsh vocals. They are just a beer drinkin, mosh startin, headbangin good time. Check them out!
Inverloch, a new death/doom band that is releasing a 3 song EP on April 10th entitled “Dusk | Subside“, has recently put out one of their songs on Pitchfork for your listening pleasure. Shadows of the Flame is no joke, the song is heavy, catchy and has a cool ultra slow part with a blasting snare drum and some beast vocals. I highly recommend giving this song and this band a try. Very good death/doom metal coming from these guys.
New Album ‘Reign Supreme‘ coming June 17th 2012 on CD/Deluxe CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records! HEAD-FUCKING-BANG
This week we tone down the guitars, slow down the percussion and tell the mad vocalist to take a hike and replace them with incredibly talented singer/guitarist/song writer Chelsea Wolfe. Her style may not be exactly “metal” but she has this goth/doom presence about her and the music she puts out is unlike anything else that I listen to. Her voice is simply, beautiful. It’s gives you goosebumps, it makes you feel the music and if you are like KeepItWolfSon, it makes you fall in love over and over.
Enjoy Chelsea Wolfe. Grab a cup of coffee, smoke a bowl and kick the fuck back. Grab a loved one and dance around. Feel the music…it’s very unique. Visit her Facebook and Twitter for updates, news and random shit. Also, visit her official site!
One last thing, Marasmus out of Kansas City, MO just released a new single from their new album, Mountains of Dead, coming out this Spring on Disgorge Media. The song is Casket Made of Ivory isn’t exactly new for the band but they’ve put a lot of work into this and reconstructed it and polished it up and put it out for us to consume. Enjoy some brutal death metal, enjoy MARASMUS.
Oh holy shit. Hour of Penance is so bad ass. This new shit from them is crazy. It’s like riding a tornado into a hurricane, these guys play some heavy death metal. Oh and their album is dropping soon. Sedition will be out March 27th through Prosthetic Records.
For now, get ready to get ear raped. Enjoy, Decimate The Ancestry Of The Only God!
From their Facebook:
SIX FEET UNDER to return to European stages in the summer of 2012! Festival dates and club shows confirmed! New album ‘Undead’ to be released in May!
Mighty SIX FEET UNDER return with a blast and their brand new studio longplayer Undead in May of 2012!
In conjunction with the album release SIX FEET UNDER will return to Europe in August to play some exclusive festival gigs as well as selected club shows.
Comments SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes: “SIX FEET UNDER IS NOT DEAD! WE ARE “UNDEAD”!!!!! With our return to the European festivals this Summer and the addition of new band members to the groups line up, SFU is poised to murder and KILL!! With the release of the new SFU album “UNDEAD” this spring we will prove that the UNDEAD shall rise from the crypts of GERMANY and EUROPE IN 2012!”
Support comes from SFU label mates DEW-SCENTED who will release their new, yet untitled album in the summer of 2012.
Undead Tour 2012
SIX FEET UNDER+ DEW-SCENTED
11/08/12 – CZ – Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival *
12/08/12 – DE – Berlin – Postbahnhof
13/08/12 – DE – München – Backstage
14/08/12 – CH – Pratteln – Galerie
15/08/12 – DE – Essen – Turock
16/08/12 – NL – Kerkrade – Rock Temple
17/08/12 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze *
18/08/12 – DE – Hamburg – Grünspan
SIX FEET UNDER:
Chris Barnes – vocals
Steve Swanson – guitars
Rob Arnold – guitars
Jeff Hughell – bass
Kevin Talley – drums
More details on Undead will be revealed in the following weeks. Stay tuned!
Yeah, so Malodorous has just released a 3 track demo for free called “Augury of the Aborted” and you can get it right here. If you want to sample a song before you download, check out the title track posted below.
Erik, J.J. and Jade set up and the two front men turn their backs to us and check their tuning (I’m guessing), making sure everything is ready for what is about to happen. The main lights dim and the stage is illuminated with a dark blue color. Erik gets the guitar to scream a little and he and J.J. turn around to begin the sudden slaughter. The sheer brutality and immense sound that comes from the band from here on out was absolutely amazing. This was my first time seeing Hate Eternal live and It was far more satisfying that I had hoped for.
The sound was absolutely breathtaking and true to how the albums sound. Jade’s drumming was impeccable and the performance on J.J.’s and Erik’s fretboard was very impressive. J.J.’s work on that bass guitar was mind blowing and he is incredibly over looked when it comes to talented bass guitarists and even vocals. I managed to talk to both Erik and J.J. briefly and it’s awesome how two genuinely nice guys can growl and scream and play such savage music. They play their music with intensity and precision, the band’s sound throughout the entire set was very tight and just massive. Not one note was fucked up (from what I could hear, I was headbanging quite a bit) and these guys play with a fierce fire in their hearts and it truly shows on stage.
Jungle Rot’s music video combines cheesy horror and thrash music to create one goofy video. Fuck those creepy kids, man.
Coprocephalic is one of these brutal guttural death grind bands who want to nothing but destroy your beliefs and rape your soul. The only difference between this band and most other bands is the brief guitar solo’s we get and I like them! Coprocephalic is definitely heavy and you’ll get an odd look from strangers while blasting this from your car in traffic, but you don’t care….you want them to die anyways. Check out their Facebook page and headbang! Out of coffee? BLAST COPROCEPHALIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy their promo below, their sound/production is fucking awesome.
I fucking love Cattle Decapitation. The video shows them opening up with a song that does not sound familiar to me at all, so my initial reaction is “OH BOY NEW SONG!!!!”. If I am wrong, continue to flame me in the comments section. Oh the video shows the band performing a new track then “A Body Farm” & what sounds to be another new track!
Holy shit this new Cannibal Corpse track is amazing! I haven’t felt this dizzy and excited for a new Corpse track since KILL. That opening verse riff is unique and Pat n Rob have out done themselves again writing some killer ass riffs. They are a fierce metal combo when it comes to riffs n leads. The track is both brutally fast and maliciously slow at times. All n all it’s a great track. Oh and you can listen to the new track here via Decibel.
“Torture” will be out next week, March 13th on Metal Blade Records.
I managed to capture two songs during their set. Troglodyte performed well and now you can see 2 songs for yourself! First up is “Beaten and Eaten” and the second track is unreleased so far, brand fucking new. the song is called “Crippled Foot Cast” and it’s bad ass. Check it out.
Click right here to listen to the new rager by Hour of Penance!
Then enjoy the other tracks embedded below!
Melodic thrash/death metal from Russia! Shturm’s new song “Solitude Beside” is off of their new album, “Karmaruna“. I’ve never heard of them before but I do like what I am hearing. Shturm combines the furious sounds of both thrash and death metal, adds a little melody and executes it with a style that is different from the usual combination of the two genres. Vocal style fits in well with the music and altogether I’d say this is a solid band.
Check them out on Facebook!
Besides the piggy squeals I find this song to be pretty rad. I like the groove, the riffs and the overall sinister feel of the song.